Our conference venue (Centre for Life) and main conference hotel (Jurys Inn) are a two minute walk from each other. Both venues are in the centre of Newcastle and have excellent transport links, being a few minutes walk from Newcastle Central train (main-line connections) and Metro stations (local, regional and airport links). Secure parking is also available nearby. 

Conference venue - Centre for Life (Conferencing Central Parkway entrance)

Our conference is situated within the International Centre for Life, a pioneering science village in Newcastle upon Tyne.

Centre for Life
Times Square 
Newcastle upon Tyne 
NE1 4EP 
Tyne & Wear

Conference main hotel - Jurys Inn

Jurys Inn Newcastle
Scotswood Road
Newcastle, NE1 4AD


Directions to both the Centre for Life and Jurys Inn

On foot

Life is located in Times Square just off Westmorland Road and Scotswood Road. Access to the conference is via the Central Parkway entrance. If approaching from the Newcastle Central Station, turn left onto Central Parkway just before you reach Times Square, and you will find the entrance to Life Conference and Banqueting halfway down the road on your right.

The Jurys Inn just over the road from Life, located on Scotswood Road.

Both venues are a few minutes walk from Newcastle Central train and Metro stations. As you leave Newcastle Central Station turn left and you will see the 'Life' building straight ahead, with the Jurys Inn just beyond the Life Centre. Newcastle's main shopping and cultural attractions are only a 5-10 minute walk from here.

By public transport

Newcastle Central Station has passenger rail connections to all of the UK’s main cities and towns, with trains to London in less than three hours, and Edinburgh in an hour and a half. The Metro light rail system connects Newcastle, North Tyneside, Gateshead, South Tyneside and Sunderland.

Take local bus services to Central Station or the Centre for Life bus stop located on Westmorland Road.

All local public travel information including rail links and bus and Metro timetables is available from Nexus or Traveline on 0871 200 22 33.

By bike

There are plenty of cycle racks in Times Square for you to lock up your bike. We're also located close to a number of key cycle routes; you can find details of nearby routes via Sustrans.

For journeys in and around the city, Scratch Bikes provide convenient, self-service bike hire; the nearest pick up/drop off point is just outside Newcastle Central Station. Visit Scratch Bikes for full details and a map of all their bike hire locations.

By car

Please note Jurys Inn has a drop-off area, but they do provide discounted parking at Times Square Car Park. Sat Nav reference: NE4 7AD.

Life and Jurys Inn are easy to get to by car wherever you're traveling from.

From North/South:

Head east/west along the A1 past Lobley Hill. Merge onto the A184 and head east towards the A6082 (Redheugh Bridge). Slight left at A695/Scotswood Road. Head south toward A695/Plummer Street. Turn left at A695/Railway Street. Entrance to Times Square Car Park is on the right. The Jurys Inn and Life Science Centre are on the opposite side of the road.

When driving through the city centre look out for Centre for Life and/or Times Square Car Park signage to direct you. Times Square Car Park is located two minutes' walk from the Life Science Centre.

By air

Newcastle International Airport is just six miles from the city centre and Life (15 minutes by car) and has connecting scheduled flights to all major UK airports. The airport is linked directly to the city centre by the Metro system (around 25 minutes).